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(*Equal contribution; Lab members)

Agavekar G, Agashe D and Economo EP (In press). Dimensions of ant diversity on a small tropical island. Insect conservation and diversity

Kumar VR, Issar S and Agashe D (2018). The induction of larval resource preference in heterogeneous habitats. Ecological Entomology 43, 719–730

Sane M, Miranda JJ and Agashe D (2018). Antagonistic pleiotropy for carbon use is rare in new mutations. Evolution 72(10):2202-2213

Diwan GD and Agashe D (2018). Wobbling forth and drifting back: The evolutionary history and impact of tRNA modifying enzymes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35(8):2046-2059

Phalnikar K, Kunte K and Agashe D (2018). Dietary and developmental shifts in butterfly-associated bacterial communities. Royal Society Open Science 5:171559

Agashe D and Kunte K [editors] (2018). Special issue on the Genetics of Adaptation, based on the symposium of the same name, held at NCBS in Nov-Dec 2016. Molecular Biology and Evolution Virtual Issue

Khan I, Prakash A, Issar S, Umarani M, Sasidharan R, Masagalli JN, Lama P, Venkatesan R and Agashe D (2018). Female chemical warfare drives fitness effects of group sex ratio. American Naturalist

Mahajan S and Agashe D (2018). Translational selection for speed is not sufficient to explain variation in bacterial codon usage bias. Genome Biology and Evolution 10(2):562–576

Khan I*, Prakash A* and Agashe D (2017). Experimental evolution of insect immune memory vs. pathogen resistance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

Agashe D (2017). The road not taken: Could stress-specific mutations lead to different evolutionary paths? PLoS Biology 15(6): e2002862

Khan I, Agashe D and Rolff J (2017). Early life inflammation, immune response and aging. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 284:

Diwan GD and Agashe D (2016). The frequency of internal Shine-Dalgarno – like motifs in prokaryotes. Genome Biology and Evolution 8(6):1722-1733

Khan I*, Prakash A* and Agashe D (2016). Divergent immune priming responses across life stages and populations of flour beetles. Ecology and Evolution 6: 7847–7855

Nayak DD, Agashe D, Lee M-C, and Marx CJ (2016). Selection maintains apparently degenerate metabolic pathways due to tradeoffs in using methylamine for carbon versus nitrogen. Current Biology 26:1416-1426

Agashe D, Sane M*, Phalnikar K*, Diwan GD*, Habibullah A, Martinez-Gomez NC, Sahasrabuddhe V, Polachek W, Wang J, Chubiz L and Marx CJ (2016). Large-effect beneficial synonymous mutations mediate rapid and parallel adaptation in a bacterium. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33:1542-1553

Nair A and Agashe D (2016). Host-specific, spatial and temporal variation in culturable gut bacterial communities of dragonflies. Current Science 110(8):1513-1523

Khan I, Prakash A and Agashe D (2016). Immunosenescence and the ability to survive bacterial infection in the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 291-301

Kunte K and Agashe D [guest editors] (2015). Special section on Evolutionary Biology, in Current Science 108:1835-1873

Carroll SM, Chubiz LM, Agashe D and Marx CJ (2015). Parallel and divergent evolutionary solutions for the optimization of an engineered central metabolism in Methylobacterium extorquens AM1. Microorganisms 3:152-174

Parent CE*, Agashe D* and Bolnick DI (2014). Intraspecific competition reduces niche width in experimental populations. Ecology and Evolution 4(20): 3878-3990

Agashe D and Shankar N (2014). The evolution of bacterial DNA base composition. Journal of Experimental Zoology B 322(7): 517-528

 

Selected prior publications

Agashe D, Martinez-Gomez NC, Drummond DA and Marx CJ (2013). Good codons, bad transcript: large reductions in gene expression and fitness arising from synonymous mutations in an a key enzyme. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30(3): 549-560.

Agashe D, Falk JJ and Bolnick DI (2011). Effects of founding genetic variation on adaptation to a novel resource. Evolution 65(9): 2481-2491

Agashe D and Bolnick DI (2010). Intraspecific genetic variation and competition interact to facilitate niche expansion. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series B. 277(1696): 2915-2924

Agashe D (2009). The stabilizing effect of intraspecific genetic variation on population dynamics in novel and ancestral habitats. American Naturalist 174(2): 255-267.